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Maryland Vocational and Technical Schools

Despite its small size, Maryland was home to 5.93 million residents in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Often referred to as "America in Miniature," Maryland boasts tremendous variety within its slight 9,707 square miles -- from sandy beaches on the eastern shore to pine-topped mountains on its western side. With a combined tidal shoreline length of 4,431 miles, it's easy to see why shipping, sea trade and logistics are major industries. Maryland's proximity to Washington, D.C., also makes it a hub for national defense and aerospace. Students enrolled in Maryland vocational schools may find that this state's strong, diverse economy offers numerous career opportunities.

Maryland's workforce in 2013 was 2,514,165, and, according to the Maryland State Archives, it's one of the most well-educated workforce in the nation. It ranks second in the U.S. for its high concentration of professional and technical workers. The technology sector in Maryland is one of the nation's largest. The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked it first in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation in 2011 and 2012. The following fast-growing job sectors employed some of the highest numbers of employees in Maryland in May 2013:

  • Education, training, and library occupations: 169,260
  • Business and financial operations: 164,940
  • Health care practitioners and technical occupations: 153,240
  • Transportation and material moving occupations: 142,290
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 114,480

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Maryland's economy and jobs

Education, scientific research, technology and financial services are rapidly growing sectors of the state's economy, and fortunately these fields tend to be high-paying. The median household income in Maryland for 2008-2012 was $72,999 -- almost $20,000 more than the U.S. average. Here's a sampling of careers that may be prepared for by attending Maryland vocational schools, along with mean annual wage information, according to May 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median WageProjected Employment Change
Respiratory Therapy Technicians16067,57015,585
Radiologic Technologists3,89064,80015,579
Automotive Body and Related Repairers3,00045,98015,854
Computer User Support Specialists12,41051,06015,325
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand34,04024,82016,010
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

Maryland's diverse and growing economy, combined with its rich history and the lifestyle afforded by a diverse array of geographical settings could make attending trade schools in Maryland very appealing to some students. Explore the many vocational and technical programs available on this site to find out how to turn your interests into a career.

Sources:

Maryland at a Glance, Maryland State Archives, accessed June 26, 2014, http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/economy/html/economy.html

Maryland Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes_md.htm

"Maryland," U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html

"Some Famous Facts About Maryland," Maryland Kids Page, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD. http://www.mdkidspage.org/FamousFacts.htm

Vocational Schools in Maryland
This list also contains online schools that accept students from Maryland
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Education, B.S. in Environmental Science, Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, MD

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Columbia: 8830 Stanford Boulevard Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21045

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Technology and Skilled Trades, and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 9325 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21046

Make a difference with a graduate degree from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.

Programs : Bachelor's - Accounting, Bachelor's - Business Administration - Human Resource Management, Bachelor's - Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

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The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

Programs : Master of Social Work, and more..

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : BS in Early Childhood Development, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, M.Div: Leadership, MA Theological Studies: Theology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Programs : Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

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Pursue your education online with The College Network.

Programs : LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only), LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only), and more..

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Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.

Programs : M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure), M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Does not lead to initial teacher licensure), and more..

Campus Locations :

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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